NIH Official: Democrats Wrong to Blame Budget Cuts for Lack of Ebola Vaccine

The Washington Free Beacon

NIH immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci said that one “cannot say” that the lack of an Ebola vaccine is due to budget cuts.

A campaign ad that surfaced Monday blames the GOP for cutting for recent Ebola deaths, boldly declaring “Republican cuts kill.”

Facui told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that the left-wing narrative is simply not correct.

“I don’t agree with that I have to tell you quite honestly,” Fauci said. “I think that the NIH has had constraints in resources for 10 years, and all of biomedical research has been less than its robust activity.”

Todd pointed out that one of Fauci’s NIH colleagues had “hinted” that, had the NIH received more funding, an Ebola vaccine would have existed today. Fauci quickly dismissed the notion.

“You can’t say that. You can’t say we would or would not have this or that,” Fauci said. “Everything has slowed down, but I would not make that statement.”



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